Complaints, Compliments and Comments

We're committed to providing quality housing services and to do this we need to know what’s working well and also what we need to do to improve.

Our dedicated Customer Experience Team administer all complaints, compliments and comments and Councillor and MP enquiries. The team also follow up on survey responses.

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What is a complaint

A complaint is:

An expression of dissatisfaction, however made, about the standard of service, actions or lack of action by the organisation, its own staff, or those acting on its behalf, affecting an individual resident or group of residents.

A complaint is not:

  • An initial request for service
  • A service that Platform do not provide
  • Customer survey feedback
  • An information request
  • Chasing up of defects within the first twelve months for new build properties, complaint investigations would only be undertaken to look at the way the requests had been handled
  • Request for clarification of a situation and/ or policy or procedures
  • Any issue that is subject to legal proceedings
  • Insurance claims or issues that will be subject to an insurance claim
  • Complaints where the issues have not previously been brought to our attention and are more than 6 months old
  • Previous complaints that have already been investigated and determined.

How to make a complaint

  • By using the Customer Portal (you can register and login here)

  • By using the "Comment, Compliment or Complaint" web form

Complaint, Compliment or Comment Form

Are you reporting a new repair?
Are you chasing an existing repair?
Are you contacting about a missed appointment?
Are you reporting a complaint about a neighbour/ Rubbish and fly tipping/ parking concerns/ issues with neighbours pets/ noise/ drugs/ communal area nuisance (not repairs)?
Please tell us if you are making a comment, compliment or complaint
Your address
Your telephone number
Your mobile number
Please give brief details of your comment/compliment/complaint
How do you think your complaints could be resolved?
Please upload any relevant photos or documents
Maximum 3 files.
20 MB limit.
Allowed types: txt, rtf, pdf, doc, docx, odt, ppt, pptx, odp, xls, xlsx, ods.
To process your application, Platform Housing need to collect, use, and retain information. We are also keen to hear about your experience and the benefit the support has provided and may contact you for your feedback.

I understand the information I provide will be managed in accordance with Data protection legislation and the Platform Housing privacy notice which is available on our website www.platformhg.com/privacy-notice.

I understand in some circumstances it may be necessary for Platform Housing to share my contact details which may include, name, address, email address and telephone number with suppliers and/or other organisations to support my application. Platform Housing will notify me if my personal data needs to be shared and with who.

I declare that all of the information I have given is correct and complete to the best of my knowledge. I will inform Platform Housing of any change which may affect this application. I understand that giving false information will result in Platform Housing Group taking steps to prevent approval of any future applications made.

More ways to make a complaint or provide feedback

  • By phone 0333 200 7304

  • In writing to Platform Housing Group, 1700 Solihull Parkway, Birmingham Business Park, Solihull, B37 7YD

  • In person

What happens when we receive your complaint.

Formal Complaint Investigation

Investigation by an Officer that has not previously been involved in the case.

  • All Formal Complaints will be acknowledged by the Customer Experience Team within five working days following receipt of the complaints.
  • All complaint investigations will involve us making contact with you, either by telephone, e-mail, or in person.
  • We aim to have completed our investigations into your complaint within 10 working days. However, we want to ensure that your complaint is thoroughly investigated and understand that some complaints are more complex and may need more time to investigate.
  • If we need more time, we will make sure this is agreed with you and that we will keep in regular contact.

Final Review – Review by Senior Manager

If you want your complaint to be escalated to Final Review then please come back to us within 15 working days to let us know what part of your complaint remains unresolved. 

Where other matters are introduced, these will be dealt with separately and the current complaint will be deemed as resolved. 

On receipt of all Final Review requests, the Customer Experience Team will send you an acknowledgement within five working days following receipt to confirm: 

  • The name of the person who is dealing with the complaint (Senior Investigating Officer) 
  • The process that will be followed 
  • The timescales for investigation 

On acceptance of a Final Review request, a Senior Manager or a member of the Customer Experience Management Team will review the complaint and will make personal contact with you. They will aim to respond in writing within 20 working days. Some complaints are more complex and may need more time, we will make sure that we discuss this with you and keep in regular contact. 

If you feel that your complaint remains unresolved 

Following completion of our internal procedure you can refer your complaint to the Housing Ombudsman Service by calling 0300 111 3000 or by email info@housing-ombudsman.org.uk

If you feel your complaint remains unresolved

Following completion of our internal procedure you can refer your complaint to the Housing Ombudsman Service by calling 0300 111 3000 or by email info@housing-ombudsman.org.uk

 

 

Housing Ombudsman Complaint Handling Code

What is it?

The Housing Ombudsman Service (HOS) have introduced a new Complaints Handling Code. The purpose of the Code is to enable us and other landlords to resolve complaints raised by customers quickly and to use the learning from complaints to drive service improvements. 

The Code will act as a guide for customers setting out what they can and should expect from us when they complain. The requirements in the Code also provide customers with information about how to make a complaint and how to progress it through our internal complaints procedure.  

The Code supports the regulatory approach to complaints ensuring our approach to complaints is clear simple and accessible and ensures that complaints are resolved promptly, politely and fairly.  

Self Assessments

Our Self-Assessment against the Housing Ombudsman Complaint Handling Code 2023.

Our Self-Assessment against the Housing Ombudsman Complaint Handling Code 2022.

You can approach the Housing Ombudsman at any time for help and advice on housing issues you may have; for more information, how to contact them and information on the Complaint Handling Code, please click here Housing Ombudsman’s website.

 

Download our Customer Feedback Leaflet (Complaints Procedure) here.
Here is our Complaints Comments and Compliments Policy